Man charged with murder to appear at crown court

Forensics officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing at Affleck Road in Colchester.

A man charged with murder will appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

A 25-year-old man charged with murder after the death of a man in Colchester will appear at Chelmsford Crown Court tomorrow. 

Sheldon McKay, of Ridgewell Way, Colchester, appeared at Colchester Magistrates' Court today after being charged with murder following an incident on Friday, December 11. 

Police were called to Affleck Road, on Colchester's Greenstead estate shortly after 12.15am, and a man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

A teenager was also taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

McKay was remanded in custody by magistrates and will now appear at Chelmsford Crown Court tomorrow. 

Police start a murder investigation after a fatal stabbing at Affleck Road in Colchester. Picture: D

Police start a murder investigation after a fatal stabbing at Affleck Road in Colchester. - Credit: Denise Bradley

A 19-year-old man who was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder remains in custody for questioning.

A 17-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on bail until January 6, 2021.

A 20-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail until January 5, 2021.

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